Brewer Trip, Relaxing and PT? - 1-29-2020

I helped my SD's father go to Brewer to pick up a small couch for his apartment and then helped move it inside. It is one of the joys of owning a pick-em-up truck you get to help a wide variety of friends, relatives and others move stuff that don't fit in their vehicles.

Most of the time it isn't a big deal and I don't mind doing it. Actually, I volunteered to do this, so today was a nice day to drive up to Brewer and back. Doing the right thing for the right reasons when it comes to family stuff is important to me.

Other than that it was a quiet day, where my workout was minimal, but that is okay, I did a bit of weight lifting when moving that couch around.

.9 - Bennie walk
.75 - Bennie/Hunter walk
.9 - Bennie walk
1.0 - Mary walk

Other than that drive up to Brewer, delivering his couch and stuff (about 4 hours), this was probably one of the quietest days I have had in a while.

Although I did get a call from the Physical Therapist office to set up an appointment. We just about finished the call, when I started asking questions. I know dangerous stuff.

None of their therapists are runners, but will give me to the one with 15 years experience who the person on the phone believed would be fine for what I needed.

By the way, what is it that I need? Oh yeah, a running-related injury and how avoid having it recur, while getting ready to run longer distances? How does she know what my expectation is for physical therapy? Nobody asked. I guess a lot of that stuff happens at the intake interview. Mmmmm not a lot of confidence in that, but we will see at the first appointment how well we do.

I just didn't get the warm and fuzzies feel from that part of the call.

The other concerning factor is $40 co-pay per visit. That seems very, very steep to my way of thinking and past experiences with PT. I told the nice lady on the phone that if it was in fact that much per visit, that she can cancel the appointment right now. She said she would check and it would take a couple of days to get back to me. This quoted co-pay is significantly higher than it used to be with the same insurance, so I will wait and see what the co-pay is when she calls back. However, I am not paying $500 for 12 sessions that she thought would be needed or is customary.

Physical therapy for that kind of money, I tend to believe I would prefer to go back to my massage therapist for 3-4 sessions and probably be happier if my previous experiences are anything to compare it too.

Oh well, more to think about, but either way, I am not too worried, the leg is slowly getting better and I know that even if I do nothing that the leg will heal eventually, with or without physical therapy. The PT just helps speed up the process slightly and provides me with a better rehab plan than I usually do on my own.

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